Anyone else holding their breath waiting to see what old behaviors my foul mood would resurrect, because I sure was. Want to know what I turned to? All those who guessed cheesecake, raise your hand. Oh wait, I guess I should put my arm down since I know that protein and my stationary bicycle were the real alleviators.
I’m still not in the best place, but I am happy that I fended off a potentially very bad binge. After recognizing all of the unhealthy foods that my mind turned to, I started to evaluate my physical hunger. I was actually quite hungry, so I decided that I needed to address that before I ended up blending the two distinct desires into one gluttonous experience.
So I opted for eggs because the protein tends to fill me up, and I found that chopping vegetables to add to them actually gave me time to mentally calm myself a little more. After I had eaten I sulked in front of the television for a while and finally moved over to my recumbent bike and sweated out some more of my frustrations.
It did help to journal my frantic thoughts when I was first dealing with the anger. More than that, I kept coming back and checking the computer and I was greatly comforted by the words left in the comments section of my last post. Thank you all for being there for me. Old habits may die hard, but – if you’re stubborn enough, thoughtful and dedicated, and have found the right support system – they still die.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 7 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 light Laughing Cow wedge, tomato, and pepper
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with 2 scrambled eggs, melted cheese, tomato, yellow pepper, onion, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free mixed berry yogurt with 1 cup Force Active cereal
- 1 mug of decaffeinated tea with milk
- 20 minutes on the recumbent bike
- 35 minute walk
- 2 sets of 30 stomach crunches
- 2 sets of 15 squats